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Is There Strength in Numbers? An Evaluation of the Complementary Roles of Archaeologists and Anthropologists in Forensic Contexts

Author(s): Craig T. Goralski

Year: 2017

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This paper explores the training and education that forensic anthropologists and forensic archaeologists have traditionally received, and how it is put into practice in forensic contexts. The substantial differences in theory, method, and practice between the two sub-disciplines will be summarized and how these differences shape what each can contribute in the field will be discussed. This paper will argue that although some overlap between the two sub-disciplines exists, contemporary anthropology contributes in forensic contexts best when forensic anthropologists collaborate with forensic archaeologists and vice versa. Whether a more integrated model merging forensic anthropology/archaeology education and training is tenable will be assessed using previous field schools conducted by the author and colleagues as test cases.


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Is There Strength in Numbers? An Evaluation of the Complementary Roles of Archaeologists and Anthropologists in Forensic Contexts. Craig T. Goralski. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429098)


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Abstract Id(s): 16244

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America